OUR legacy

Junior Enterprises have been around for 51 years. First started in France, the Junior Enterprise Movement has now expanded to 40+ countries across the world, marking its presence in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. 


timeline of the junior enterprise movement

1967 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in France at ESSEC Business School;

1969 - Creation of the French National Confederation of Junior Enterprises;

1983 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne;

1988 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in Brazil and in Italy at Add Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Bocconi University;

1989 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in Austria and Denmark, based in Vienna and Aarhus;

1992 - Creation of JADE, the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises, based in Brussels;

1995 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in the United Kingdom at the University of Westminster in London;

1997 - Creation of UniPartners, the network of Junior Enterprises in the Netherlands;

2003 - Creation of Brasil Junior, the Brazilian Confederation of Junior Enterprises;

2012 - Creation of JET, the Tunisian Confederation of Junior Enterprises;

2012 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in the United States of America at University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign;

2013 - Foundation of the first Junior Enterprise in Mexico at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México;

2016 - Creation of Junior Enterprise USA, the American Confederation of Junior Enterprises.